MovieRob Milestone Marathon – Countdown to 6K (#16 of 23) – Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) – Encore Review

“[to Peter] You need to stop carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.” – may Parker

Number of Times Seen – 2 (9 Dec 2014 and 10 Dec 2019)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – Teenager Peter Parker is recruited by Iron Man to help fight crime in New York.

My Take on it – I have always been a fan of Spider-Man and was very curious as to how they would bring him into the fold of the MCU.

This is a very fun film that finds a great way to (re-) introduce the character to fans.

The story utilizes some really fun effects that helps enhance the story.

Tom Holland is a superb choice fort this role and gets so much right about things.

He allows us to see the innocence of the character along with his youthful energy that is shown throughout.

They also manage to find a way to add into the story the rebellious nature of a teenager who wants to do more than he is currently doing yet doesn’t always see the full picture of things along the way.

This rebellious nature can affect a superhero in ways that one might never expect.

This movie is one of the few that allows us to see the after-effects of previous confrontations between super beings in New York and how normal humans deal with the alien artifacts and weapons that were left over after the battle.

Michael Keaton does a nice job as the main villain even if he isn’t quite menacing enough to find him plausible enough.

This film’s choice to skip over the origin aspect of things works rteally well especially since they leave us a few hints about it along the way.

Bottom Line – Fun film that (re)-introduces Spider-Man. The special effects are done really well and Holland is great in this role because his innocence shines through throughout the film. His youthful appearance and attitude helps inject so much needed energy into the franchise and also lets us see how the rebellious nature of a teenager can possibly affect his role as a superhero. The film does a great job showing the after effects of the Battle of New York and how simple workers can somehow go off the path when dealing with alien technology. Keaton does a nice job as the main villain, but he unfortunately isn’t menacing enough to really find plausible. Love the way that this film chooses to skip over the “origin” story of the character yet gives us hints to it along the way. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Aaron Davis mentions he has a nephew. In the comics, Aaron Davis is the Ultimate Marvel universe version of the villain “The Prowler”, whose nephew is Miles Morales, a.k.a. the second Ultimate Spider-Man. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10) (downgrade from original review)


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